About the town


The town of Spennymoor, and the villages of Byers Green, Kirk Merrington and Tudhoe, are in the North East of England, situated on high land above the south side of the Wear Valley between the City of Durham and Bishop Auckland.

The beauty spots of the North Pennines are within easy travelling distance, as are the busy commercial centre of Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside.

The township covers an area of 7,494 acres with a population of over 20,000. Since the end of World War II great changes have come to the town. Coal mining has ceased and the industry of the town has developed on industrial estates to provide a more diverse industrial base than ever before. The major employers in the town include Thorn Lighting and Durham County Council.

The township has extensive modern housing estates, both privately and Council owned. The villages have been improved and offer pleasant living conditions in a rural setting. Modern Spennymoor centres around a traffic-free shopping area close to both free car parks and bus termini. Spennymoor is a flourishing and caring community where continual improvements of the environment and social facilities are of prime importance.

The Town has much to offer the visitor, both in itself and as an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside and attractions of County Durham and neighbouring counties.


and Flower tubs.

The Town Council, on an annual basis, works in partnership with local businesses and the community to improve the appearance of the Town and villages. One of the ways we do this is by offering ‘partnership’ arrangements where you can part fund a tub planter or a hanging basket. The council will purchase and put in place the item, all we ask is that you water and nurture it once it is in place.
If you would like to place an order please contact us on the following link Contact Details

The charges to companies are Oak Tub Planter at £20 each, Hanging Basket at £15 each